Aug 7, 2020 • 5M

Couchfish Day 92: The reunification express

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Stuart McDonald
The Couchfish podcast. Following a day by day itinerary through Southeast Asia—for all those people stranded on their couch.
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It feels like a lifetime ago that I arrived at Ga Hanoi after the epically bad overland trip from Laos. In fact it has been less than four weeks—time flies when you’re having fun.

Construction of Vietnam’s grand north to south railway began in 1899 with the Hanoi to Vinh section being the first laid. It would take almost four decades, till 1936, for the …

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